Raising capital in very large chunks: The rise of solar securitization

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Mike Mendelsohn of the Solar Finance Council looks at the dramatic rise of securitization as a means to efficiently secure capital.

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Appalachian Power is in the market for large-scale solar

The AEP subsidiary has put out an RFP for up to 200 MW-AC of solar capacity, in at least 50 MW-AC chunks.

Cash is king in residential solar, long live the lease!

A Wood Mackenzie Renewables & Power report shows that so far in 2018, direct ownership of residential solar – either out of pocket or via bank loan – now represents 64% of purchases.

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Illinois electric utility publishes online map of potential solar capacity

ComEd, Illinois subsidiary of Exelon, posts a Hosting Capacity Map showing solar potential based on infrastructure capabilities on a local basis.

North Carolina community seeks (more than) $250 million solar facility

Adani Solar USA is looking for 2,940 acres of land to build the second largest solar plant east of the Rocky Mountains. Local commissioners are moving prudently, initially stopping progress, but recent town meetings have shown support.

Duke tries to sock it to rooftop solar in South Carolina with massive fixed charges

Duke’s proposed basic service charges of $28-29 for residential customers in South Carolina could stop rooftop solar dead in its tracks.

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Wind and solar projects pump investment grade portfolio returns

Ullico has purchased part of a 1.3 GW wind+solar portfolio, originally developed and sold by sPower. The transaction, and other optimizations surrounding the portfolio, have increased the return on investment to 13% for one of the investment groups involved.

Consensus emerging behind large-scale solar in Georgia

The largest solar project in Georgia and the 2nd-largest east of the Mississippi has broken ground, as part of the ongoing growth in solar markets in the U.S. South. And at the project’s groundbreaking, the array of officials present shows widespread support for large-scale solar.

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Sunrun puts 100 MW of residential solar online in one quarter

The nation’s largest residential solar company is getting bigger and taking market share from its rivals.

California regulators approve the world’s biggest battery projects

CPUC has signed off on four lithium-ion battery projects in California, one of which at 300 MW is the largest battery project to date known by pv magazine.

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